Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational due to back injury

By Ricky Yandoli ,

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational due to a back injury Sunday. His caddie, Joe LaCava, drove Woods off of the golf course so he would not suffer any more damage to his back.

This is not the first injury Woods has suffered with his back. He missed two months of golf because he had surgery on his back this past spring.

"It happened on the second hole when I hit my second shot, I fell back into the bunker," Woods said Sunday, notes ESPN. "I just jarred it, and it's been spasming ever since."

Woods has participated in three tournaments since coming back from his surgery. Now, it is unclear if Woods will be apart of the PGA tour scheduled in Louisville, reports the Los Angeles Times.

This injury is another set back for the golfer, who has achieved many accolades in his career. Over the past couple of years, however, he has not had the same dominance he had in his earlier years do to multiple injuries and surgeries.

According to USA Today, Rory McIlroy won the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational and is now the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world again.

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